Currently studying BSc in Sports Science, Coaching and Physical Education at Loughborough University
England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness (UKCiRF)
Safeguarding in Athletics and Enhanced DBS Check
Key roles and athletic achievements
Lead Athletics Coach at Northampton University
MyLifestyle Running coach at Loughborough University
Coach at The Young Athlete Camp
Cross Country Captain at Loughborough University
County level 800/1500m athlete
As a young teenager, I was a jack of all trades (if you'll pardon the pun) who loved being involved in all sports, particularly football, which I played at county level. I always enjoyed running but only discovered that it might be the sport for me when I won a local schools 800m race in 2017. I joined my local athletics club a year later aged 17 and quickly discovered that athletics was the sport I’d been missing.
I made it to English schools cross country in my first year of running, and ran 2.02 for 800m in my first track season.
Since, I have improved my track times to a 1.55 800m and 3.57 1500m, as well as gaining valuable experience across the board by being surrounded by outstanding athletes at Loughborough University.
I joined the PGC1-Coaching team in September 2022 as part of my year in industry that I am completing as part of my degree. I have always had ambitions of going into the coaching sphere and have really enjoyed working with the group on a Wednesday night.
A fun fact about me is that I have never drank a cup of coffee in my life, despite Coach Josh's best attempts to make me!
I am a strong believer in the athlete-coach relationship being open and honest at all times. Regular communication is really important and the athletes knowing that whilst important, their training plan isn’t non-negotiable or set-in-stone, it will be adapted around their life and personal needs.
I have been fortunate to have been coached by Olympian Sonia McGeorge and Commonwealth Medallist Chris McGeorge for over two years, who have taught me a great deal in both training philosophy but also in patience and trusting the process.
For me, consistency is key, both inside and outside of running. Developing a healthy routine across all aspects of life is one of the most important ingredients to success when running, as the body and mind are less stressed and fatigued and therefore ready to perform.